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Dolores McDole. a retired Pioneer High School English teacher, has participated as an exhibiting glass artist in numerous Ann Arbor Arts and Crafts Fairs since the 1970's, under the name of Leaded Stained Glass by Dolores. Show venues have included the U of M Artists and Craftsmen Guild Ann Arbor summer art shows and Audree Levy Art Fairs. Her stained glass works, including window ornaments and Christmas designs, have also received national distribution through the Ideation Corporation/Crown House of Gifts catalogs. Currently, her emphasis is on creating jewelry and other items using enameled, dichroic, and fused glass under the name of Diamond D Designs, LLC. Dolores is a long time resident of the Ann Arbor area.

Although "Beauty is on the eye of the beholder," I strongly believe in a statement by Frank Lloyd Wright that "If you invest wisely in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life."  I find beauty all around me whether it be fine design in kitchen appliances, clothing, automobiles, or a garden planted outside my window.  What intrigues me about fused dichroic glass is that it sparkles with beautiful vibrant colors which enhances my joy of being alive.  It was Vincent Van Gogh who said, "Color in a picture is like enthusiasm in life."  I have an enthusiasm for working with many kinds of glass, including dichroic, which for me, is equivalent to capturing an elusive rainbow and presenting it to my family, friends, and customers for their enjoyment.  I hope that you, too, will have great joy in having and/or wearing one of my glass creations.

Thomas McDole is a retired Eastern Michigan University professor of photography, and technology and industrial-vocational education.  At the University he taught courses in photography, materials processing, and professional technology and vocational education.  He has also taught industrial arts at the middle school and high school levels and served as a researcher at the Highway Safety Research Institute of the University of Michigan. As a partner in the Diamond D Designs, LLC team, he serves as business manager, technical consultant, and photographer.  He is active in the production of the fused glass items.  He has also designed and constructed numerous stained glass items, lamps, and panels, including a mural hung at Thurston Elementary School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.